FlorianLechner

Partner

Frankfurt + 49.69.9726.3939

Florian Lechner has more than 20 years of experience advising international companies and financial investors on tax matters relating to structured finance, financial products, alternative investments, M&A, and private equity transactions.

Prior to joining Jones Day in 2019, Florian practiced at a leading international law firm for two decades where he represented, among many others, a banking syndicate in the restructuring of a global automotive supplier, played a decisive role in establishing a major real estate portfolio, and advised on the acquisition of a large German insurance group.

In recent years he has increasingly worked on internal investigations in the financial sector. He also has represented domestic and international banks in tax and civil law litigations related to tax compliance matters.

Florian is recommended as a tax lawyer in Germany in several leading legal directories.

Experience

  • Plastic Omnium acquires ams OSRAM Automotive Lighting Systems from ams OSRAM GroupJones Day is advising Plastic Omnium in the acquisition of the Automotive Lighting Systems (AMLS) business of ams OSRAM Group in a highly complex international carve-out transaction.
  • CDPQ participates in record investment in Hy2genJones Day advised Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ) on its participation in the record €200 million investment in green hydrogen pioneer Hy2gen AG, the world’s largest private investment in green hydrogen to date.
  • Arsenal acquires ATP Group from Bregal UnternehmerkapitalJones Day advised Arsenal Capital Partners in the acquisition of ATP Group, a leading Swiss based manufacturer of water-based adhesive tapes, from Bregal Unternehmerkapital.
  • PTTGC acquires allnex from AdventJones Day advised PTT Global Chemical Public Company Limited in the €4 billion acquisition of allnex Holding GmbH from Advent International.
  • ProSiebenSat.1 sells moebel.de to XXXLutzJones Day advised ProSiebenSat.1 Media SE in the sale by subsidiary NuCom Group, in which General Atlantic also holds a stake, of moebel.de Einrichten & Wohnen AG to XXXLutz Group.
  • Riverside and Investcorp sell Arrowhead Engineered Products to GenstarJones Day advised The Riverside Company in the sale of Arrowhead Engineered Products to Genstar.
  • EMERAM Capital Partners sells portfolio company MEONA to Trill ImpactJones Day represented EMERAM Capital Partners GmbH, one of the leading investment companies for medium-sized companies in the German-speaking region, in the sale of its portfolio company MEONA, an innovation leader for clinical software, to the private equity firm, Trill Impact.
  • Parkwind obtains financing for 257 MW Arcadis Ost 1 offshore wind farmJones Day advised Parkwind NV, an independent green energy company that develops, finances, and operates offshore wind farms, on the financing of the 257 MW Arcadis Ost 1 offshore wind farm.
  • SUEZ sells its SUEZ Recycling & Recovery operations to PreZeroJones Day advised the French listed company SUEZ SA in its largest sale of SUEZ Recycling & Recovery operations - excluding plastic recycling and hazardous waste treatment activities - in four continental Europe countries: the Netherlands, Luxembourg, Germany, and Poland to PreZero, the environmental division of Schwarz Group.
  • Bessemer Venture Partners participates in $135 million Series D financing round of Mambu GmbHJones Day represented Bessemer Venture Partners on its participation in a Series D further financing round in Mambu GmbH, one of the market leaders in the field of SaaS Banking Platforms, totaling $135 million.
  • Astellas transfers DIFICLIR in Europe, Middle East, Africa, and selected CIS to Swiss Tillotts Pharma AG for €109 millionJones Day advised Astellas Pharma Europe Ltd. on the sale of distribution rights to the product "DIFICLIR" in Europe, Middle East, Africa, and selected Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) countries to Swiss Tillotts Pharma AG for €109 million.
  • Amadeus FiRe AG acquires GFN AGJones Day advised Amadeus FiRe AG in connection with its acquisition of 100% of the shares in GFN AG, a German IT training provider that cooperates with well-known industry partners to offer specific training and certified qualifications.
  • EDF enters into inaugural and groundbreaking investment in Germany's hydrogen sectorJones Day represented EDF through its affiliates, Hynamics SA and EDF Deutschland, in its inaugural and groundbreaking investment in Germany’s hydrogen sector.
  • Materion acquires Optics Balzers, AG for $160 millionJones Day advised Materion Corporation, a global supplier of highly engineered advanced enabling materials, in its $160 million acquisition of Optics Balzers, AG, an industry leader in thin film optical coatings.
  • PolyOne acquires Clariant color and additive masterbatch business for $1.5 billionJones Day advised PolyOne Corporation in the $1.5 billion purchase of Clariant’s global color and additive masterbatch business.
  • Amadeus FiRe AG acquires COMCAVE Holding GmbH, Dortmund for €200 millionJones Day advised Amadeus FiRe AG, Frankfurt, on the €200 million acquisition of 100% of the shares in the retraining specialist COMCAVE Holding GmbH, Dortmund.
  • Celonis raises $290 million in Series C funding roundJones Day represented Celonis SE, a Munich-based unicorn for process mining software, in connection with the US$290 million Series C financing round led by Arena Holdings and other U.S. investors based on a company valuation of US$2.5 billion.
  • Timken acquires BEKA Lubrication for $165 millionJones Day advised The Timken Company in its $165 million acquisition of BEKA Lubrication (BEKA), a leading global supplier of automatic lubrication systems.
  • Koch-Glitsch acquired Julius Montz from Pfaudler GroupJones Day advised Koch-Glitsch, a subsidiary of Koch Engineered Solutions (KES) and its parent company Koch Industries, Inc., in the acquisition of chemical and pharmaceutical process equipment and technology supplier Julius Montz GmbH (Montz) from the Pfaudler Group, a portfolio company of Deutsche Beteiligungs AG (DBAG).
  • Additional Publications

    • November 16, 2021
      Recht der Finanzinstitute (RdF) (4/2021), Zurechnung von Aktien im laufenden Handelsgeschäft nach den BMF-Schreiben vom 9.7.2021 (Tax ownership of equities in the ongoing stock trading business according to the BMF letters dated 9 July 2021)

    Speaking Engagements

    • November 16, 2021
      Betriebs-Berater Conference "Tax & Finance 2021“ - Taxation of share trading - quo vadis? (Besteuerung des Aktienhandelsgeschäfts - Quo vadis?)
    • October 7, 2021
      Betriebs-Berater Conference "UPDATE - Liability of Investors, Consultants and Institutions in Cum-Ex Proceedings“ - Cum-Ex Tax Structuring - Risk Profile of the Parties Involved!
    • March 25, 2021
      Betriebs-Berater Conference "Taxation of German IP“ - Conference Chair and Introduction